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Telegram blocks ‘dozens’ of hardcore hate channels threatening violence

With many social networks suddenly reevaluating their policies in light of recent political violence in the U.S., the popular messaging app Telegram is implementing a crackdown of its own. Telegram confirmed to TechCrunch that it has removed “d.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 13th, 2021

A Home Security Worker Hacked Into Surveillance Systems To Watch People Have Sex

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: A former employee of prominent home security company ADT has admitted that he hacked into the surveillance feeds of dozens of customer homes, doing so primarily to spy on naked women or to leer at uns.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

CenturyLink, Frontier missed FCC broadband deadlines in dozens of states

US law gives the ISPs one extra year before they have to forfeit money. Enlarge / A CenturyLink service van parked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 2, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Robert Alexander ) CenturyLink and Frontier Communications have.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Could Google really leave Australia?

After threatening to cut off Australia, could Google survive without it?.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Federal Judge Blocks Parler"s Bid To Be Restored on Amazon Web Services

A federal judge has denied Parler's request for a court order blocking Amazon from kicking the social media app off its platform, marking yet another setback in Parler's efforts to get back online. From a report: Judge Barbara Rothstein issued a ruli.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Federal judge blocks Parler"s bid to be restored on Amazon Web Services

A federal judge has denied Parler's request for a court order blocking Amazon from kicking the social media app off its platform, marking yet another setback in Parler's efforts to get back online......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

US Panel Asks FBI To Review Role of Parler In Capitol Attack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday asked the FBI to investigate the role Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American far right, played a role in the violence at.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Decrypted: With more SolarWinds fallout, Biden picks his cybersecurity team

All change in the capital as the Biden administration takes charge, and thankfully without a hitch (or violence) after the attempted insurrection two weeks earlier. In this week’s Decrypted, we look at the ongoing fallout from the SolarWinds br.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Bodyguard is a mobile app that hides toxic content on social platforms

If you’re somewhat famous on various social networks, chances are you are exposed to hate speech in your replies or in your comments. French startup Bodyguard recently launched its app and service in English so that it can hide toxic content from y.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Social media giants grilled on hate content

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok asked about their role in the recent violent events in Washington......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Trump has left, but some of his supporters still think he"s about to declare martial law -- and they"re excited

Sometime Monday, some of the remaining dead-enders convinced that President Trump will remain in office for at least the next four years got a sign. A Telegram account falsely purporting to be run by Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Ch.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

EU chief warns over ‘unfiltered’ hate speech and calls for Biden to back rules for big tech

In a speech to the European Parliament today marking the inauguration of US president Joe Biden, the president of the European Commission has called for Europe and the US to join forces on regulating tech giants, warning of the risks of “unfilt.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Some Trump supporters think he"s about to declare martial law -- and they"re excited.

Sometime Monday, some of the remaining dead-enders convinced that President Trump will remain in office for at least the next four years got a sign. A Telegram account falsely purporting to be run by Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Ch.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt

Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to researchers.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

NASA Is Training an AI to Detect Fresh Craters on Mars

An algorithm discovered dozens of Martian craters. It’s a promising remote method for exploring our solar system and understanding planetary history......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Fearing more violence, online platforms are cracking down on livestreams from Washington

After some rioters livestreamed the assault on the Capitol, some platforms are restricting livestreams in anticipation of potential disruptions at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

DNA origami enables fabricating superconducting nanowires

The quest for ever-smaller electronic components led an international group of researchers to explore using molecular building blocks to create them. DNA is able to self-assemble into arbitrary structures, but the challenge with using these structure.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Facebook posts promoting violence still circulated even after insurrection

Facebook posts promoting violence during inauguration week have circulated on the platform over the past week despite a crackdown by the social media giant since the January 6 insurrection, a tech watchdog group found......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Signal and Telegram are also growing in China – for now

As fears over WhatsApp’s privacy policies send millions of users in the West to Signal and Telegram, the two encrypted apps are also seeing a slight user uptick in China, where WeChat has long dominated and the government has a tight grip on on.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Report: US Halts Huawei"s Suppliers, Including Intel, in Last Blow to China"s 5G

"The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications," Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

The best YouTube channels for 2021

So many videos, so little time. Our curated list of the best YouTube channels helps you catch up on all the must-see videos, from educational to entertaining......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021